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Meadow Mill

Historic Sites of Industry in the Jones Falls Valley.

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
1. Meadow Mill Marker
Inscription.  Meadow Mill was built by industrialist William E. Hooper in 1877 during one of the most prosperous periods for industry in the Jones Falls Valley. Designed by architect Reuben Gladfelter, it represented the finest of Baltimore mill design. A striking belfry, landscaped paths, and tidy gardens signaled Hooper’s prominence among business leaders.

Meadow Mill was one the four sites comprising Hooper’s Woodberry Manufacturing Company until 1899, when it merged with several mills to create the Mt. Vernon-Woodberry Cotton Duck Company, representing 14 mills in four states. At its peak, the corporation wove up to 80% of the world’s cotton duck, used for ship sails, and as heavy canvas for tents, bags, and garments. Twine and wicks for lamps were also made here. By 1915, the merger had failed. After World War II, the plant was converted for production of synthetic fabrics. At that time, windows were sealed and air conditioning was installed in order to regulate temperature and humidity.

In 1960, Londontown Manufacturing Company purchased Meadow Mill and modernized the plant, The company’s signature London Fog raincoats were manufactured
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By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
2. Meadow Mill Marker
here until 1989. Renovated in 1990 by developer Himmelrich Associates, the site was repurposed and is currently a mixed-use campus.
 
Erected by Baltimore Heritage Organization.
 
Location. 39° 19.876′ N, 76° 38.581′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Clipper Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Baltimore MD 21211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Woodberry (within shouting distance of this marker); A Firefighters’ Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodberry Factory and Park Mill (about 500 feet away); The Poole & Hunt Foundry and Machine Works (about 600 feet away); Whitehall Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evergreen on the Falls (approx. half a mile away); A Sense of Sanctuary (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wagner (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Meadow Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 1, 2019
3. Meadow Mill Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Last updated on September 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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